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What is clostridium dificile?

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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Diarrheal illness

Diff) is a bacteria that is difficult to kill with traditional antibiotics. When a person's large intestine is colonized with c. Diff, then, under certain circumstances, the bacteria will produce toxins which can lead to severe diarrhea which can be life-threatening.

In brief: Diarrheal illness

Diff) is a bacteria that is difficult to kill with traditional antibiotics. When a person's large intestine is colonized with c. Diff, then, under certain circumstances, the bacteria will produce toxins which can lead to severe diarrhea which can be life-threatening.
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